Check the barrel and receiver.
I have a 16 gauge double barrel for sale.
Several manufacturers made Western Field shotguns for Montgomery Wards. You would have to identify the exact model.
New empire was one of the miriad of brand names used by the Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich, Ct. between 1892 and about 1922. They manufactured good quality, inexpensive single and double barrel shotguns for field use.
1000 bucks. That is how much mine is.
It is a Stevens 311
12 gauge double barrel shotgun
That would be Western Field.
with a hacksaw
I would guess it was made by Stevens.
The H Pieper double-barrel patent of April 23, 1881, No 4673, is a patent registered in Belgium to Henri Pieper, allowing two shots to be fired in rapid succession. He created the double-barrel that is widely used today for shotguns. Henri Pieper registered 69 patents in Belgium from 1861 to 1896, in the field of the machines, shotguns, revolvers, cartridges and reducers, guns of rifles, Damas, various chargers of cartridges and ammunition belts.
About half a dozen companies made shotguns for Montgomery Wards through most of the 20th century.
Your Iver Johnson double barrel shotgun can be dated by the words hammer forged.This places production from 1936-1941.these were well made mass produced field grade shotguns of high quality.
your western field shotgun was made by mossberg,there model number was 385K.These shotguns are worth between 50-150 dollars.
Ithaca did not make any Wards Western Field Shotguns. Most were made by Stevens/Savage or Mossberg.Western Field, the Montgomery Ward brand name, should not be confused with Western Arms Company, a division of Ithaca that made shotguns that appear identical to Ithaca's Lefever Nitro Special from 1929 to 1946.
It's a Stevens double, pre-WW2. Value might reach $250 in excellent condition.
Your Western Field model SB-312 double barrel shotgun was made for Montgomery Wards(western field) by the savage arms company.The Savage model 540D shotgun is the same shotgun as yours.If you go to the savage web site they may have more info on this model?
That can only be answered by you providing the model number of your Western Field shotgun.Most shotguns will be marked on the barrel for the length of shotgun shell the chamber can handle.
Need to know exactly how the gun is marked, including any punctuation in the model number. In any event, 20ga single barrel shotguns are going to sell for under $100. email@example.com
Remington private labelled some Sportsman 58 shotguns for Wards under the Western Field name, also Savage, and I believe Wards may have arranged for some Italian guns - possibly Breda. firstname.lastname@example.org
Your western field model 550AD was made by mossberg for montgomery wards.These shotguns were the same model number for mossberg ,as for montgomery wards.